Lumos becomes member of Avaya's DevConnect program

SIP Trunking solution is also compliant with Avaya IP Office
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Lumos Networks (Nasdaq: LMOS) on Wednesday announced it was selected by Avaya to be a Technology Partner in the Avaya DevConnect program and that its SIP Trunking solution is compliant with Avaya IP Office.

With its SIP Trunking solution, Lumos enables customers to share the same circuit for voice, Internet and Wide Area Networking (WAN). One of the additional benefits of the SIP Trunking product is that it operates as a business continuity service by automatically rerouting calls in the event of a weather-related event or a man-made event like a fire or cable cut.

The application has been compliance-tested by Avaya for Avaya IP Office 8.1 and is supported for use with both the IP Office 500 and IP Office Server Edition.

While gaining membership in Avaya's developer community is not totally unique, it is important for Lumos to establish agreements with known telephone and network brands as they expand their presence in the medium and large business segments.

Being named as an Avaya Technology Partner means Lumos can now submit products for compliance testing by the Avaya Solution Interoperability and Test Lab. This in turn means businesses, particularly those that might be existing Lumos and Avaya customers, can add new capabilities to their network without having to replace their existing infrastructure.

These efforts tie into the telco's growing movement into the IP and fiber-based business services market. IP-based business services, including SIP Trunking, are becoming a bigger part of Lumos' revenue mix.

The service provider reported that all three elements of its IP service set, which includes enterprise data, carrier data and IP services, grew 5 percent during Q3 2012.

For more:
- see the release

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